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The Best Way To Book A Cheap Holiday In Salou

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This page shows you how to book a cheap holiday in Salou. We've examined the price of a package holiday for a family of 5 and compared it with how much it would cost to arrange the same holiday yourself. There's also a guide to the pro's and cons of a package holiday versus a self-made holiday.

The Pro's And Cons Of A Package Holiday

The advantage of a package holiday is that the travel agency or tour operator you book it with does all the organising for you. If you have a big family then this can be very useful. All you have to do is give an idea of your budget and where you want to go and the travel agent will search for flights and accommodation for you. It can save you a lot of time.

You may consider it to be a negative point that so much is organised for you if you are an independent traveller. On a package holiday you will probably be sharing your airport transfer bus, hotel, pool area and many evenings of entertainment with fellow package holiday-makers.


The Pro's And Cons Of A Self-Made Holiday

A Package Holiday Could Offer Your Family Cheap Holidays Salou
A Package Holiday Could Offer Your Family Cheap Holidays Salou

If you have the time to search for the cheapest flights, the cheapest accommodation, arrange your insurance and transfer from the airport to your holiday accommodation - then a self-made holiday can be a real way to save money.

Bear in mind that it's not a guaranteed way to save money as all flights are higher priced during the school holidays, and it will cost you a lot of time (and you'll need an internet connection) to organise all aspects of your holiday. If you are travelling with children you can loose out on some deals that the package holidays offer, such as free child places and children's clubs.


Average Cost Of A Package Holiday In Salou For A Family Of 5

If You Have Children It May Be A Time Saver To Book A Package Holiday As Opposed To Organising Everything Yourself
If You Have Children It May Be A Time Saver To Book A Package Holiday As Opposed To Organising Everything Yourself

We took a look at some of the tour operators that offer cheap holidays in Salou. For example, First Choice Holidays offer the following:

Number of people: Family of 5
Date of holiday: May 2007
Length of holiday: 1 week

Price for package including flights, airport transfers and accommodation: 947 pounds (€1,390) for a self catering apartment in Salou.

Price for package including flights, airport transfers and accommodation: 1010 pounds (€1,482) for one week half board in a 4 star hotel in Salou.

Total cost of package holiday in a self catering apartment: €1,390
Total cost of package holiday half board in a 4 star hotel: €1,482


The Average Cost Of A Cheap Holiday In Salou If You Book It Yourself

Number of people: Family of 5
Date of holiday: May 2007
Length of holiday: 1 week

Price of return flights for 5 people: 177.90 pounds for flights for 5 people (€260.00) This was a special deal available as a last minute offer with Ryanair. Prices with budget airlines can vary.

Price of self catering apartment: €311.00 for the whole apartment for one week.

Or - price of a hotel room only: From €40.00 per night per person. Total price for 5 people for 1 week - €1,400

Transfer from the airport to your accommodation would cost approximately €15.00 by taxi. Total price for returan airport taxi transfer - €30.00.

Total cost of a self-made holiday in a self catering apartment: €601.00

Total cost of a self-made holiday half board in a hotel: €1,690


The Best Way To Book A Cheap Holiday In Salou

Providing you can get cheap flights from a budget airline, it is much cheaper for a family of 5 to arrange their own self-catering holiday in Salou than to book a package self-catering holiday.

However, a holiday in an hotel for a family of 5 works out cheaper if you book a package deal. With a package deal you can also take advantage of offers such as free child places and children's clubs.


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